The Crown

The Crown
Alex as the Duke of Windsor

Sunday, May 27, 2007


Alex appeared in a (repeat) episode of the radio detective drama "Baldi" on BBC 7 last Tuesday. The episode is available online until Tuesday 29 May:

Shelter: The murder of a homeless man links a Dublin squat with the history of art. Starring David Threlfall. Episode 6 of 6.

BBC 7 Listen Again

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Death at the Bar

In 1993 Alex appeared in an episode of the Inspector Alleyn mysteries called "Death at the Bar". I just received some pictures from that episode from Lori in Maine. So, some early Alex today.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

An Ideal Husband

According to The Stage Alex is to appear in Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband on BBC Radio 3. The production will be part of the summer season of drama and will also star Geoffrey Palmer.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Cranford Chronicles - Continued

Filming on the Cranford Chronicles started last April. David H. Betteridge took photographs when outdoor scenes were filmed in Lacock from 23 April. Alex doesn't seem to be there, he isn't in any of the pictures, but other actors, like Greg Wise, Jim Carter, Imelda Staunton, Barbare Flynn and Deborah Findlay are. The many pictures here do give a good first impression of the series. Lacock is a village in Wiltshire, which has been used for films and tv series before. Filming in Lacock has finished now.

See:   David H. Betteridge

The BBC itself also has some pictures of filming in Lacock on its Wiltshire site. This site also has a short video fragment of filming.

See:   BBC Wiltshire

Filming will also take place at the Shepperton studios in London until September.

And the series apparently already has an "Unofficial Fan Site" at Cranford Chronicles

Cranford Chronicles

Alex is to play the Rev Hutton in a new five-part period drama created for BBC 1 called Cranford Chronicles. The cast includes Francesca Annis, Eileen Atkins, Michael Gambon, Philip Glenister, Lesley Manville, Julia McKenzie, Imelda Staunton, Greg Wise and Judi Dench. The drama is based on three Elizabeth Gaskell novels: Cranford, My Lady Ludlow and Mr Harrison's Confessions.

The BBC press release doesn't give a broadcast date yet.

See:   BBC Press Release

Thanks again to Penny!